This is the prototype for my Christmas greeting card collection "Oyster". The card is 3-dimensional and features a pocket that you can place goodies for the recipient. I used fishing wire to attach a hook to the star so that it can hang on your tree! My thinking behind this card was to create something that would allow people to showcase their Christmas cards that wouldn't take up additional space in the house. The card is made entirely out of paper cut outs and can be customized for any occasion.
More process for my thesis work, this piece is based on the classic novel Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte. Basically my process for this piece was to create imagery that depict Heathcliff's struggle dealing with Catherine's changing role within the novel. I wanted to use imagery that suggests a hunt, showing that Heathcliff's emotions are based purely on instinct and therefore he cannot control his urge to overpower Catherine. I wanted to play with the idea of negative shapes using the wolf's face. Some of my initial concepts used the snout as a tree. Usually when I begin a piece I create multiple compositional roughs that help me determine layout. The most important part of these layouts lies in the fact that many of my concepts are dual images, using negative shapes to tell a story beyond the initial imagery.